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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.

Bottling Dates:
Batch 032: 8/22/12
Batch 036: 9/11/12

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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
msalm (59) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Distinct peach smell hits the nose with some citrusy undertones--almost dreamsicle. Slightly hazy autumn orange body with a small, creamy head. That dreamsicle-like flavor comes through in the body as well. Sweet, creamy, and some poppy citrus. Exits with some astringency and leaves the tongue a little rough. Despite the dreamsicle qualities, that 10% alcohol lends this beer some heft. Super excited to get an early bottle of this--never had an ipa quite like it.


3.6
Tide (4336) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2017
Draught at Craftheads. Hazy yellow color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, resin, floral hops, mango, grass and a bit of dill. Bitter finish with citrus, resin, floral hops, dill, mango and grass. Very nice imperial IPA.

3.9
wlajwl (7064) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2017
Aroma is toffee, grapefruit and resinous/spicy hops. The flavor is citrus, fruit/tropical fruit, Sorachi hops, malts/toffee and a spicy/warming finish.

2.8
muzzlehatch (4969) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2017
22 ounce bottle from Everett’s in South Beloit, WI, sampled fairly cold in an old Olympia glass. Muted cloudiness in a bronze-amber body with a smallish, lasting topping of foam...deep fruitiness hits the nose along with a light smokiness and perhaps a bit of nutty liqueur...the tongue joins in, finding more of that strong fruitiness, a syrupy character, light alcohol presence, and growing bitterness towards a finish that is still rather sweet...the body is thick almost to the point of feeling more like the liqueur character noted in the aroma, with carbonation on the low side. This is kind of interesting for the nutty, dark qualities to the malt and aromatics, but it’s not my favorite kind of interesting and I’m finding it hard to drink. Mmmm eh.

3.8
ajnepple (7052) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2017
Draft at the Tivoli Brewing Tap House. Golden to yellow and pretty clear in appearance with a sticky white head. Aroma of tropical fruit, citrus zest, toasted malt, mild herbal spice and a hint of banana. Similar flavor, fresh, fruity, hoppy and mildly bitter. Medium body with a nicely balanced finish. Easy to drink.

4.1
TattooJack (534) - Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Poured from 2 bombers, I’m a sucker for a 10% IPA, especially one with a depiction of a tattooed carnival leprechaun holding weed on the label. It’s spicy, piney, creamy, boozy, sticky, & probably 2 more of the 7 dwarfs, did I mention it’s 10%?!

3.6
blueshockey24 (649) - Colorado, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Bomber. Pours cloudy golden with thick off white head. Aroma is sweet malty happiness. Taste is sweet honey piney hops with a alcohol bitter hop finish. Pretty good but not my favorite pipeworts beer.

3
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 24, 2016
Draught at Fools Gold, NYC. Clear golden beer with a beautiful lasting offwhite head. Hoppy citrus aroma, pine, grapes, citrus, some medicine. Hoppy citrus flavor, grapefruit, medicine, floral notes. Cough medicine finish. 8 dollars for a 8 oz pour. So not worth it!

4.1
Troupis (264) - - MAR 9, 2016
Great hop-filled IPA. Nothing special from an elite standpoint but still awesome for hop lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
jflopsu (1795) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a light hazy rust orange. A citrus citrus and floral hop aroma with lemongrass and pine. A strong fruity flavor with floral hops and pine. A sweet flavor but with a strong bitter hop aftertaste.

3.4
SirLimpsalot (4549) - SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2016
@ Basunen 16-2-27: Lite smörig doft och smak. Tydlig färsk med en sötaktig jordgubbston. Lite störande smörton.


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